Monday, February 15, 2010

Italian Love Cake


I made this cake for Valentines Day and it is one delicious cake. It's also very easy and that is always a plus. We have quite a bit left here because it bakes up in a 9 x 13 inch pan. And it's pretty filling. This is absolutely perfect to have as dessert if you have company or to bring to a pot luck. This goes a long way and it's tasty without being too sweet. I found this over at Recipezaar.

Tomorrow the schools are reopening (fingers crossed here). Hope the roads are all okay in the morning and there are no delays. I'm waiting for my son to start whining about it soon! Did you know he would rather just hang out at home than go to school??? Lol...Hopefully things will go back to normal and we can resume our routines again. I don't count on anything around here though since winter is not over yet!!!

1 (18 1/4 ounce) box devil's food cake mix or chocolate cake mix (I used devil's food)

1 1/3 cup water (or as called for by your cake mix directions)

1/2 cup vegetable oil (or as called for by your cake mix directions)

3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix directions)

2 lbs ricotta cheese

3 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

3/4 cup sugar

1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix

1 cup milk

1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip, defrosted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare cake mix as directed on package with water, oil and eggs.

Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan.

Blend together ricotta, eggs, vanilla and sugar until smooth.

Pour evenly over chocolate batter.

Bake for 1 hour.

Cool cake completely and leave in pan.

Blend together pudding and milk (this will get very thick) and then fold in Cool Whip.

Spread on top of cake and chill before serving.

33 comments:

Claudia said...

That is the most amazing cake with ingredients that spell love. Cozy,comforting chocolate,milky white ricotta, I'm in heaven just dreaming of it.

George Gaston said...

Debbie, your cake looks ooey gooey delicious! Just the way a cake should. Thanks for this easy delectable treat.

Leslie said...

"Italian love"..I would say so!!!1

Joanne said...

My parents always used to get a cake like this from the local bakeries on our birthdays...kind of like cannoli cake! Looks absolutely delicious.

Jenn said...

Debbie, that cake looks so delicious!! I can't wait to try it!

Diana's Cocina said...

Looks absolutely delicious.

Chef Aimee said...

Oh wow...ricotta in the mix? Wonderful! A perfect chocolate cake for Valentine's Day!

Connie said...

I've made this for a baby shower. It's in Paula Deen's "The Lady & Sons, Too!" cookbook.

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

That looks positively dreamy! I'm Italian and I'm in love!

Mags said...

That cake makes me wish I was Italian. Good luck with the schools reopening tomorrow. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you too!

Anncoo said...

Italian Love Cake~~sounds nice and yummy!

Amanda said...

Looks fantastic Deb! Sorry I haven't been here in a while, I've had so many hours with work it's hard to get around to the blogs i love :(

Manggy said...

He'd rather hang out at home?! Noooooo.... Ha ha ha :) The cake looks delicious!!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Oh it does look wonderful. I LOVE that it has ricotta in it. I think your right prefect for taking to share!

Alison said...

This looks really good! I will have to try this!

April said...

OH my goodness!! This looks fantastic!!!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

That looks delicious - but what if you don't have an Italian to love?

If the snows persisted any longer, you might have to resort to homeschooling!

Ingrid said...

I like the name of this cake. It doesn't look like its a chocolate cake. Does the layers separate when it bakes?
~ingrid

noble pig said...

I've made and posted something similar, so many versions but always yummy!

Lynda said...

What gooey goodness! I've bookmarked this cake, Debbie- it's calling my name and I must answer! :)

Cassie said...

That looks delicious, Debbie! I wonder, how do you think it would be if you used cream cheese instead of ricotta? You know I have a thing for cream cheese! :)

Pam said...

I would love this cake! It looks moist and delicious.

teresa said...

delicious cake! here's to clear roads and no more snow!

Cate O'Malley said...

Looks like the perfect way to celebrate the holiday - delish!

Bridgett said...

Oh wow, after reading that ingredient list I can see why it is called LOVE cake. I am partial to a good devils food cake so this is definitely one for me.

Anna said...

Yum!!! That would be perfect for a potluck.

A Year on the Grill said...

Happy Valentine's day indeed with that cake!

Monica H said...

That filling sounds yummy. What a pretty cake!

I hope things get back to normal soon!

Barbara said...

Fabulous name! And your cake is exactly that. Easy too! There wouldn't be any left around my house!

Mary said...

What a great looking cake. I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks. Have a great day. Mary

Katherine Aucoin said...

Very tempting and delicious looking cake Debbie! It would defintiely be devoured by my husband and girls.

Did the schools in your area re-open yet? My kids have not gone to school since last Tuesday =(

Katy ~ said...

Totally irresistible. Love in every bite I would say.

Thank you for sharing this "love"ly cake!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Mmmm sounds good to me! I have never had anything like this before but I bet it was delicious :)